Coles played 14 season in the majors (1983-1995, 1997). He played for the Mariners, Tigers, Pirates, Blue Jays, Rockies, Giants, Cardinals and Reds. Coles had a career .245 average, .307 on-base percentage, .382 slugging percentage and .689 OPS.
The Rockies had the worst ERA (4.86) in baseball and gave up a league-worst 5.05 runs per game. The Rockies also had the worst save percentage (48) in the majors.
"I'm delighted that John Hart has agreed to accept the position of president, baseball operations," president John Schuerholz said, per the team's official website. "Our organization is now poised to move forward in the best possible manner to do the important work that lies ahead. John's credentials speak for themselves. He has had great success as a baseball executive and demonstrated remarkable ability to construct championship teams. We are excited by John's dynamic and positive leadership style and look forward to him leading our baseball operations."
Schuerholz named Hart the interim general manager when he dismissed Frank Wren in late September. Schuerholz had hoped Hart would assume the role on a full-time basis before accepting the president of baseball operations role.
The Braves will go without one person holding the title of general manager. However, Hart and assistant general manager John Coppolella will share the general manager responsibilities.
The team has until shortly after the World Series to decide whether to pick up a $3.5 million club option on Aviles. It's expected the club will exercise that option. Aviles hit .247/.273/.343 over 344 at-bats.
Soria has a $7 million club option for next season. The team will need to make a decision on the option shortly after the end of the World Series. While general manager Dave Dombrowski said the final decision hasn't been made yet, he hinted at the club picking up Soria's contract. "It's a situation where we look at him as being an important acquisition toward this [coming] year also," Soria said.
Soria posted a 3.25 ERA over 44 1/3 innings split between Texas and Detroit.
Lincecum left after his back tightened up in the eighth inning. The club expects him to be OK, but will have a better idea about the severity of his injury Thursday. Lincecum was able to pitch 1 2/3 innings before departing.
Cain has been on a tear during the postseason, and that didn't stop Wednesday. After doubling in his first at-bat, Cain would come around to score the team's first run of the night. He would later single to lead off the sixth inning, and would come around to score again later in the frame. Cain finished 2 for 4, with two runs scored and no RBI.
Infante wasted no time getting to work, doubling in his first at-bat. He would come around to score during the frame, giving the Royals a 2-1 lead. Infante would strike again in the bottom of the sixth. With a man on base, Infante belted a 98 mph fastball out to left for the two-run shot. He finished 2 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI.
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